[library-media] National Literacy Month

Lanell Rabner lanell.rabner at nebo.edu
Tue Oct 20 13:05:52 MDT 2009

Thanks Fawn!

Youtube is a sticky wicket when it comes to copyright. 
Read the following and use your best judgment!

 From Edutopia, October 2009:

In classrooms where YouTube is blocked, download the 
video. Convert it to your playback format of choice (mp4, 
FLV, HD, AVI, MPEG, 3GP, iPhone, PSP, mp3, GIF) and store 
it on your laptop or PDA, which lets you access it at any 
time, even if it's removed from the site.

YouTube doesn't typically offer a way to download and save 
most videos directly, but if you use Firefox, you can use 
the free DownloadHelper extension, which makes most videos 
downloadable and convertible to several formats.

Add the word kick to the URL before youtube. The URL 
kickyoutube.com will load with a KickYouTube toolbar that 
lets you download the file. Many Web sites can help you 
download videos, including Zamzar, YouTube Robot, and 
PodTube. According to YouTube's terms of use, you're not 
supposed to download unless you see a download link.

Although the fair use clause in the Copyright Law of the 
United States allows the use of works without permission 
for teaching, the user must adhere to some key regulations 
that can be vague and confusing. One thing is clear, 
though: Any material first published after 1978 is 
copyright protected. You can find the U.S. Copyright 
Office's educational-use guidelines in Circular 21.

 From the University of Georgia:

Where the factors favoring fair use outnumber those 
against it, reliance on fair use is justified. Where fewer 
than half the factors favor fair use, instructors should 
seek permission from the rights holder. Where the factors 
are evenly split, instructors should consider the total 
facts weighing in favor of fair use as opposed to the 
total facts weighing against fair use in deciding whether 
fair use is justified. Not all of the facts will be 
present in any given situation.

Factor 1: Purpose and Character of the Use

Weighs in Favor of Fair Use

Nonprofit Educational
Teaching (including multiple copies or classroom use)
Research or Scholarship
Criticism, Comment, News Reporting, or Parody
Transformative (use changes work for new utility or 
Personal Study
Use is necessary to achieve your intended educational 

Weighs Against Fair Use

Commercial activity
Profiting from use
For publication
For public distribution
Use exceeds that which is necessary to achieve your 
intended educational purpose

Factor 2: Nature of Copyrighted Work

Weighs in Favor of Fair Use

Published work
Factual or nonfiction work
Important to educational objectives 	Weighs Against Fair 

Unpublished work

Highly creative work (art, music, novels, films, plays, 
poetry, fiction)
Consumable work (workbook, tests)


On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:10:26 -0600
  "Fawn Morgan" <fmorgan at dsdmail.net> wrote:
> Good find, Lanell!
> I have watched the video "The Student Discussion Groups" 
>( http://www.youtube.com/user/ProjInfoLit ) (4:06) (Fall 
>2008). and it is excellent.  FYI, this video was created 
>by PIL (Project Information Literacy) folks under the 
>leadership of Mike Eisenberg of Big 6 fame.  High school 
>students are interested to hear what college students say 
>about information literacy.  They are much more likely to 
>give credence to what anonymous older peers say than to 
>what I think, old fogey (but beloved!) that I am. 
> So my question for you copyright gurus out there is if 
>we have permission to make copies from YouTube.  See 
>and http://projectinfolit.org/publications/ The note 
>states, "No permission is required for use of videos in 
>educational activities," but does this apply to making 
>copies, not just using by opening the YouTube link which 
>is blocked at our school location.
> Layton High
>>>> "Lanell Rabner" <lanell.rabner at nebo.edu> 10/5/2009 11:45 
>>>>AM >>>
>FYI ...
> Yesterday, President Obama signed a proclamation 
> identifying October as National Information Literacy
> Awareness month:
> (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-National-Information-Literacy-Awareness-Month/).
> This was an initiative of the National Forum on 
> Information Literacy (http://infolit.org
> <http://www.infolit.org> ), supported by Senator Kerry 
> the late Senator Kennedy. Lana Jackman, President of the 
> National Forum, deserves much credit for leading the 
> effort.
> Lanell Rabner
> Springville High School
> Librarian
> 1205 East 900 South
> Springville, Utah 84663 USA
> 801.489.2870
> lanell.rabner at nebo.edu
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Lanell Rabner
Springville High School
1205 East 900 South
Springville, Utah 84663 USA
lanell.rabner at nebo.edu

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